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Amazon's climate pollution is getting way worse

Amazon's greenhouse gas emissions ballooned big time last year despite the company's efforts to sell itself as a leader in climate action.

Its carbon dioxide emissions grew an eye-popping 18 percent in 2021 compared to 2020, according to its latest sustainability report.

Amazon generated 71.54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent last year

about as much pollution as 180 gas-fired power plants might pump out annually.

This is the second year in a row that Amazon's climate pollution has grown by double digits since it made a splashy climate pledge in 2019

Comparing that year to 2021, the company's CO2 pollution has actually grown a whopping 40 percent.

Back in 2019, then-CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company planned to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions for its operations by 2040.

Unfortunately, that kind of pledge allows companies to get away with some misleading carbon accounting.